PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Paul Andrew Ricciarini Jr., 42, of Pittsfield passed away on May 24, 2018, unexpectedly yet peacefully.
Paul was born in Pittsfield and attended local schools, graduating from Pittsfield High School in 1994. He was employed for 17 years at Old Country Buffett, as well as Macy’s, JC Penney and the Berkshire Mall in later years.
His true passions were giving his warm heart to all, with an honest spirit and a compassion that made all of us feel a little bit better each day. He was an incredibly ardent fan of WWE, TIW, NY Yankees, socializing with all his friends and family at Dunkin’ Donuts on Dalton Avenue and just being so happy among people, strangers, family and all walks of his shortened life. His gentle kind spirit was a huge inspiration to all of us, proudly so.
Paul leaves his beloved Mother, Elaine Ricciarini; his Father, Paul Ricciarini St.; his Step-Mom, Kathy Ricciarini; his fiancé, Deborah Warden; his Grandmother, Delfina DiTomasso; as well as many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and special friends, especially Carlos Xavier.
He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Renaldo and Olive Ricciarini; and his Maternal Grandfather, "Nonno Tony" Ditomasso.
Funeral Notice: Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 489 Main St., Dalton, Mass., with the Rev. Christopher A. Malatesta, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery.